Kanpur (CNB): Techpro Engineers Pvt Ltd has started collecting soil samples for conducting GeoTechnical Investigation for Rail based Mass Transit System in Kanpur (UP) the proposed Metro route. It would collect samples from every half kilometre for under-ground track and after every kilometre for the elevated track. After testing of soil samples in New Delhi, Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), an engineering consultancy company under Ministry of Railways, will submit its report along with the detailed project report (DPR) to the officials of Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) in the fourth week of July.
According to a source, RITES, in its preliminary report, has proposed two routes for the city. The first route, which is 24 km long, will start from IIT and culminate at Naubasta via Chunniganj, Mall Road, Nayaganj, Central Station, Transport Nagar and Baradevi. The 9-km long section one of this route will start from IIT and end at Harsh Nagar. It would be an elevated track having nine stations. Section two, which will be 9.5 km long, will start from Chunniganj and end at Transport Nagar. It will have eight underground stations. The 5.5 km long section 3, extending from from Bara Devi to Naubasta, will also be on elevated route with five stations.
Similarly, the second route will commence from Rawatpur Railway station to Jarouli via Kakadeo, Vijay Nagar and Govind Nagar. 5.2 km route out of 9.5 km long route between Jarauli to Vijay Nagar would be elevated and would have six stations while the remaining 4.3 km track will be underground with four stations, the source informed.